The BargainMoose $100 Amazon Giveaway!

Congratulations to Vicky who is the lucky winner. Thanks for the awesome support everyone!

At the Dividend Ninja I love to give stuff away!  It doesn’t stop with great books and eBooks by great authors.

The giveaway now continues with a $100 Amazon.ca Gift Certificate, thanks to my good friends over at the BargainMoose!

In order to win, just jump through one of my hoops (as mentioned below) and tell me what stock or ETF is currently on your watch list. In other words, if you had some moola to invest, what would you buy?  If you don’t have any investments, then would you pay down debt, or start investing with some extra funds?  Let the Ninja know what you think!

The Prize

  • $100 Amazon.ca Gift Certificate courtesy of Canada’s own BargainMoose.

How to Enter

This contest comes to you courtesy of Bargainmoose.ca, and is open to Canadian residents only. Unlike my other giveaways, you’ll have to jump through at least one hoop for this one! You just need to do one of the following to be eligible to win:

  • Like the Dividend Ninja Facebook Page, and leave a comment.
  • Tweet a link to this giveaway @DividendNinja, and leave a comment.
  •  Follow the Dividend Ninja on Twitter, and leave your username in your comment.
  • Subscribe to the Dividend Ninja, and let me know you subscribed in your comment.

Moose Bonus:  Jump through all four of these hoops, and I’ll give you 5 entries, to say thank you and to increase your chances of winning!

Entry Deadline

The Draw ends on August 15th, 2012. So be sure to enter to win!

Bargainmoose is a Canadian shopping community where they share all the latest shopping deals, freebies and discount codes. Every day, BargainMoose finds the best offers in the Canadian marketplace.

Congratulations to Vicky who is the lucky winner. Thanks for the awesome support everyone!

59 Responses to “The BargainMoose $100 Amazon Giveaway!”

  1. Flyers Fan

    Aug 05. 2012

    Hi Ninja,

    I am looking at adding a REIT soon, any advice. I have stocks in HSE (from your recommendations), POW, BMO, and SLF.

  2. Ken

    Aug 05. 2012

    I am presently watching TSE:CVE, intending to jump in @ $31.00

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Ken, good choice! Cenovus is a profitable company, and in better shape than many of its peers. I’ll add this one to my watchlist now that you brought it to my attention! 🙂

      Cheers!

  3. young

    Aug 05. 2012

    I’m looking at a REIT, REI. 🙂

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      RioCan is a great REIT! But it is a little too pricey for me. As long as interest rates remain low the REITs should continue to do well I would think. 😉

      Cheers

  4. young

    Aug 05. 2012

    P.S. hope you enjoyed the heat today!! It’s still sweltering at it’s 10:19pm right now lol.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Young, welcome back! Nice to see U around again 🙂 Yah it was hot hot hot! But I like it that way…

  5. John

    Aug 06. 2012

    I always look at SPY, DIA, QQQ, and IWM. But right now, I am thinking about shorting all stocks within a month or so – I know it’s not a good old buy and hold (with a high dividend stocks way).

    I am a Canadian, so I know I won’t be qualified, but just wanted to post! 🙂

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Hey John, this draw is ONLY available to Canadians! Your in for the draw! 🙂

      Hey instead of shorting, which has much inherent risk if ur wrong, why not just write covered calls?

      Cheers

      • John

        Aug 07. 2012

        Ooops, I meant to say I am NOT a Canadian (and obviously, I am having a hard time with CAPCHA code, they said i put wrong codes a lot). Anyway, I have a quick question. As a dividend investor, how do you hedge if you believe that the market as whole will go down significantly?

  6. Poor Student

    Aug 06. 2012

    I always look at SU and CHL.A and try to buy on weakness, both I try to pick up under $28 and always make sure I am averaging down. If I ever have the urge to invest and those prices aren’t right I dump the money into XIC.

    I already liked you and followed you, _poorstudent , and tweeted. I also subscribed, not with my listed email, the email involves a bird in some way. I really could use his gift card!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Moose Bonus approved! 🙂

      Good luck Poor Student…
      Cheers

  7. John

    Aug 06. 2012

    somehow i failed to make a comment earlier! ugh…. anyway, dividend ninja, I always watch SPY, DIA, QQQ, and IWM – since I live in US. At this point, though, I am looking for an opportunity to short the market unlike you guys (the dividend gurus). 🙂 But if I was to incorporate your strategy, I will be looking at CHK and NLY. And I know that I can’t win the prize, but I just wanted to leave a comment!

  8. Alice

    Aug 06. 2012

    Hi there! I have completed all 4 “hoops!” Twitter @ayhiggs. Thanks!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Alice, thanx for jumping through all the hoops. You get the Moose Bonus! 🙂

      Good luck!

  9. andy

    Aug 06. 2012

    I’m watching chemtrade logistics , already have a decent position in SU and PSN is on the radar too.

  10. ifat1st

    Aug 06. 2012

    I routinely follow SU, seeking out the dips to purchase, and SAP, rubbing salt in the wound of an opportunity missed.

    I am a current subscriber to the email newsletter. Keep up the great work!

  11. Eddie

    Aug 06. 2012

    I’m still learning about investing. One day though…soon hopefully! 🙂

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Hey Eddie,the one BIG advantage you have over a guy like me is TIME and the power of compound growth. 🙂 If you start now at your age, even just $100 or $200 a month that will compound like you wouldn’t believe. Just use TD eSeries funds, and build up the portfolio.

      By the time you’re my age, you will look back on that plan with a big smile (while you are driving your BMW).

      Cheers!

  12. Rhonda

    Aug 06. 2012

    Signed up on FB and here as well. Please enter me into draw.

  13. Ron

    Aug 06. 2012

    Already a subscriber.

    I’ve got my eye on Kinross, looking for a takeover bid (Barrick?)

  14. John Laidler

    Aug 06. 2012

    I left a comment on your Facebook page, which I ‘liked’ some time ago. It was that CDZ is an ETF which I have invested in, and am watching carefully! What do you think?

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 06. 2012

      Hi John,

      Nothing wrong with CDZ, as long as the index CDZ represesnts makes sense to you. See this post for some perspective. There were some recent changes, mainly scaling back the 10 year requirement to 5 years:

      http://www.thepassiveincomeearner.com/2012/01/canadian-dividend-aristocrats.html

      I just happen to like owning companies directly, since (1) I get a higher yield than owning an ETF (2) I know what companies I acutally own, and (3) I pay less in fees. That’s not to say I don’t like ETFs, beceause I actually own CLF, CBO, and am looking into XDV and XIU or XIC.

      In all honesty, depending on how much you have to invest, you would get a much higher yield by just buying the Top 10 holdings in CDZ, and pay less fees as well.

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Cheers

  15. Modest Money

    Aug 06. 2012

    Cool contest Avrom. I was already following you on twitter and have you in my rss reader. So I just tweeted this giveaway and liked you on facebook to get the bonus entries.

    I don’t really have any investments on my radar yet. I’m just inching my mutual funds closer to my goal before switching it over to self managed investing. I really should start watching some investments to get a better idea of what direction I should go once I reach my goal.

  16. Geodelover

    Aug 06. 2012

    Liked on facebook. I like Siemens on the NYSE. I believe it’s undervalued because of jitters over Europe, but a solid dividend payer and will likely continue to be. They’re also buying back shares at the moment, a good sign.

  17. Michel

    Aug 07. 2012

    The stock I am presently considering is Manulife. Has it turned the corner?

  18. Jason St-H

    Aug 07. 2012

    Just subscribed to the newsletter!

    I’m just getting started with dividend stocks, I’m looking at stocks with both a DRIP and a SPP. I’m mostly looking at SLF, BCE, BA, T, BMO…

    But that’s just a hobby on the side while I build my TFSA with TD e-Series index funds and before my student loan kicks in…

  19. Liked, tweeted, and subscribed! I hope I win. 🙂

    I’m watching ETN.

  20. My Own Advisor

    Aug 07. 2012

    Cool contest Avrom! Thanks BargainMoose!

    I would like to buy more RY and POW when I have more cash.

    I’ve got enough SLF, BCE, etc. some of the other dividend studs DRIPping 🙂

    For my RRSP, I wish VTI would come down in price! I need another 200 shares to DRIP in my RRSP!

    Will tweet this promotion – great stuff.
    Mark

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 07. 2012

      MOA,

      Companies on my watchlist have now gone up in price. I may just have to buy some CLF as planned, hold cash, and wait for the next dip. 😉

      Cheers!

  21. Happy Chinadoll

    Aug 07. 2012

    I would watch Apple and Tim Horton’s stocks if I have the moo-la 🙂
    Like you on Facebook

  22. Maria

    Aug 08. 2012

    Hi Dividend Ninja:) I am seriously looking at BCE and FTS. If they ever drop in price, or split thier stock, I will be all over them in a flash. So far I have shares in BNS, REI.UN, ENB, MLC. and a few others. I try to find stocks with share purchase plans and DRIPS. Wish there were more companies that had both:s

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 08. 2012

      That’s a nice collection of dividend payers. 😉 I currently find BCE expensive, but I would consider FTS.

      Cheers

  23. Vicky

    Aug 08. 2012

    Phew, so much work! 🙂 I think I hit everything I was supposed to; thanks for a great contest!

    So lonely holding ETFs around here. 😛

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 08. 2012

      Hey Vicky, well yah you have to work for your $100! Thanx for jumping through all the hoops! You get the “Moose Bonus”. 🙂

      No need to feel lonely, I’m thinking about XDV right now (beleive it or not)

      Cheers

      • Vicky

        Aug 09. 2012

        Really? Why? 🙂 Don’t you hold a decent number of XDV? Leaning towards XDV vs. XIC?

  24. Be'en

    Aug 08. 2012

    I am watching VTI and XDV. Want to switch out of a dividend growth mutual fund in to XDV.

    Liked on the Facebook and Tweeted!

  25. As a coffee fan I have been looking at SBUX!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 09. 2012

      Steve, I like Starbucks too! Solid fundamentals on this company, and not a bad entry point after missed earnings. Not the cheapest price, but the best stocks don’t come cheap. 😉

      Cheers!

  26. Kevin Feterik

    Aug 09. 2012

    Liked on facebook, RT, following, and subscribed!
    Great website – I am keeping my eyes on VTI right now!

  27. armaan

    Aug 09. 2012

    Subscribed and added to my igoogle page.

    would like to win!!

  28. Michael

    Aug 10. 2012

    Waiting for a pullback ’cause their is certainly one coming with the economy cooling further – will pick up some index etf’s. Subscribed and Facebooked.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 10. 2012

      Hey Michael, I gave up on market timing a long time ago. 😉 I much prefer the slow and steady approach of adding to current holdings – as I did this week and next. I just want to build up those dividend payers!

      If I really think a stock is priced low, then it really has to be something I really want to hold in my portfolio and want for the long haul.

      Cheers!

  29. Ashish

    Aug 10. 2012

    Subscribed. Thanks for a great contest! I am watching ATD.B , ENB and PPL.

  30. Gene

    Aug 10. 2012

    Hello Dividend Ninja. Now that I see your photo, I recognize you from Moneysense. I’ve followed you on Twitter @gene2u, tweeted about the contest, liked you on facebook and left a comment there mentioning my favourite watchlist stock, CMG.to. Now I’m about to subscribe to your email updates. Done x 4. Looking forward to reading your blog, I need some new dividend ideas.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 10. 2012

      Gene, thanks! I’ll definitely give you the Moose Bonus for all that hard work! 🙂

      Cheers

  31. Brian

    Aug 11. 2012

    I would like to get into some retail holdings, keeping an eye on Shoppers as a possibility.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 11. 2012

      Hi Brian,

      Nice to hear from you, and thanx for the shout outs on Twitter btw! 🙂

      I used to own Shoppers Drugmart (SC), but I don’t anymore. Besides the low yield, SC is very susceptible to any govt legislation surrounding pharmecuticals – specifically replacing brand-name drugs with generics. Since SC relies over 50% on its pharmacy and dispensing fees, you can see the picture here. It impacts the bottom line!

      Back in 2010 Ontario did exactly that, and the share price for SC crashed from $45 per share to $33. I bought in at $34 and sold just under $40. SC is fairly valued in the 40’s and I see little further upside potential. IMO, there are better dividend payers out there. 😉

      http://www.dividendninja.com/bad-news-investing-profit-from-crisis

      Cheers!

  32. Rob

    Aug 12. 2012

    Hi:
    I’m looking to increase my holdings in Canadian REIT (REF.UN) – it has solid gains over the past two years and small div increases.

    I’ve subscribed to your email list.

  33. Jude

    Aug 12. 2012

    I just subscribed. I don’t have Facebook or Twitter but I’m always on your site learning, thanks by the way. Fingers crossed for the amazon gift certificate or anything. 🙂

  34. christine

    Aug 14. 2012

    If significant moolah were available, I would throw this at the mortgage. However if there was an amount to invest extra from what I expected, like a bonus, I may want to look at socially responsible investing options and compare the returns and the experience to the indexing that I do now.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 14. 2012

      Hey Christine, paying down the mortgage sooner than later is always a winning plan!

      Green investing is a tough one. At the end of the day there just aren’t big blue chip green stocks. Wind power, solar energy, and alternative forms of energy for example, are usually small cap stocks with more risk.

      What you can do is choose what you don’t want to invest in, i.e. tar sands stocks, defense stocks, tobacco and alcohol companies etc. This really comes down to an individual and personal choice – everyone is different.

      Cheers!

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    Aug 15. 2012

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    Aug 15. 2012

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